A recognized leader
in the field of cylinder reconditioning, Brodie System Inc. has served
industry of the Western Hemisphere since 1929. Our staff of highly skilled
specialists, utilizing state of the art equipment and methodology, prides
itself in achieving grinding tolerances which are often more exacting
than manufacturer's specifications.
in a modern, spacious facility, Brodie System rebuilds every make, model
and size of printing cylinder. Our technical services include:
straightening, and replacing journals; repairing
broken or collapsed gaps; bearer replacement; line boring press frames;
repairing worn ink fountains and rebuilding bearing housings.
Brodie reconditioned cylinder is frequently superior to a new
one because of the advanced coatings applied during the Brodie Reconditioning
Process. Brodie can keep your presses printing quality work longer
with less downtime. Attention to detail is the hallmark of the Brodie
we completely disassemble, clean and inspect the cylinder for size,
runout and general condition. The cylinder is then magnafluxed for cracks
an exacting visual and instrument inspection.
a detailed inspection report is presented via telephone and followed
with a written copy and notation transmitted
by facsimile or mail.
the body journals and bearer seats are prepared for metallizing utilizing
a precision lathe to undercut a specified amount from the surface. A
rough threading and grit blasting procedure follows to greatly enhance
the bond strength of the metal sprayed coating.
When this is complete a unique nickel-aluminum alloy bond coating is
applied to the freshly rough threaded surface to maximize bond strength
to protect against delamination. A wide variety of wires, ceramics and
powders can be sprayed and all are fully guaranteed.
coating has cooled to room temperature, the metal sprayed surfaces are
rough ground in a cylindrical grinder.
The cylinder is then cleaned of excess metal spray and the gap is brought
back to specification by machining or grinding.
an inspection of new parts, the cylinder is reassembled. New bearers
are installed to manufacturer's specifications to ensure proper fit
and prevent premature failure. Cylinder balance is checked prior to
Lastly, body and bearers are finish ground according to the most exacting
quality control procedures.